Survivor UK opens applications for upcoming series after BBC relaunches show 20 years after it was axed by ITV
Survivor has opened applications for the upcoming revival series which will air on the BBC next year.
The reality series, which aired its original UK version on ITV from 2001 to 2002, is making a comeback to screens 20 years after being cancelled.
Applications are now open for those hoping to participate on survivaluk.com and will close on February 23.
Reboot: Survivor has opened applications for the next revival series which will air on the BBC next year (contestants from the UK version pictured in 2001)
The website reads: “Survivor is a unique contest of social, mental and physical skills, where a group of individuals are castaways to a remote location in an attempt to win the ultimate competition.
“Do you have the instinct, cunning and strategy to become the Sole Survivor and win a life-changing £100,000 prize?
‘Click APPLY NOW to begin. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 24, 2023 at midnight.
The competition series, which has aired for 43 seasons in the United States, sees contestants placed in an isolated place where they must fend for themselves.
Premise: The competition series, which has aired 43 seasons in the US, sees contestants placed in an isolated location where they must fend for themselves (US version pictured)
They also have to complete mental and physical challenges, with the winner of the US version taking home a $1 million prize.
BBC One and BBC iPlayer will host 16 one-hour episodes of the physical and psychological game show.
A collection of 20 players selected from across the UK will be split into two ‘tribes’ and compete in a range of challenges while being marooned in a tropical location to be crowned the Ultimate Survivor.
After a number of eliminations that will take place at the iconic tribal council, the tribes will eventually merge before one person wins a cash prize and proves they have what it takes to be the ultimate survivor.
Return: Applications are now open for those hoping to participate on survivaluk.com and will close on February 23
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Survivor is one of the most-watched reality entertainment formats in the world and was ranked number one “Best Reality Show of All Time” by Variety Magazine.
To date, 50 versions of the series have been ordered worldwide, first airing in Sweden in 1997. The US version aired by CBS will soon air its 43rd series.
Survivors was axed by ITV after its second series in 2002 failed to gain viewership.
Shortly thereafter, in August 2002, the broadcaster presented I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! which had many similarities to Survivor, hosting huge success and massive ratings.
The website reads: ‘Survivor is a unique contest of social, mental and physical skills, where a group of individuals are castaways to a remote location in an attempt to win the ultimate competition’ (presenter Mark Austin pictured in 2001 )
Kate Phillips, director of Unscripted at the BBC, said: “Survivor is a worldwide television success and to be able to bring one of the most successful television formats to UK audiences in a way unique to the BBC is indeed a very exciting prospect. exciting.”
Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable Entertainment, says; “Survivor is ‘the greatest game show in the world’ for a reason – it has it all – reality, adventure, drama and ultimate game play.
“I can’t wait to get out in the field, working with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to make this epic series for the BBC.”
Survivor is a Remarkable Entertainment, UK company from Banijay, a production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and was commissioned by Kate Phillips in her capacity as Entertainment Commissioning Director.
Franchise: BBC One and BBC iPlayer will host 16 hour-long episodes of the physical and psychological game show